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What Is The Impact Of China's One Child Policy

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In 1980, China implemented the one-child policy. This policy was initially meant to be temporary, and since it was instituted, it is estimated that 400 million births have been prevented. One of the goals of the Chinese one-child policy was to ensure that the population growth did not pass up economic development. It was also meant to ease natural resource challenges and environmental imbalances, which were caused by China’s quickly expanding population (Connett). Even though it seemed as if the policy was a great idea at the time, it caused many issues such as: the country’s sex ratio became extremely unbalanced, the number of female abortions dramatically increased, and after the first child, subsequent children were hidden from the authorities.
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